Stories of British Migration

Privacy Statement

Museum Victoria Website Privacy Statement (Stories of British Migration)

Throughout this Website Privacy Statement, reference to your 'personal information' means information which identifies you as an individual, or from which your identity can be reasonably ascertained. Your address, telephone number and e-mail address are examples of personal information.

Any changes to this Website Privacy Statement will be posted on this website. We encourage you to review this Statement from time to time.

Museum Victoria is committed to protecting your personal privacy. The principles that guide Museum Victoria in relation to collecting, handling and storing your personal information can be found in our Privacy Policy.

The following information pertains to your privacy and Museum Victoria's websites.

1.1.1 Anonymous Access to this Website

You can access and browse our website without disclosing personal information. We will only collect personal information that you have chosen to provide.

1.1.2 Collection and Use of Personal Information

This site does not collect or use personal information except that which you choose to provide.

We will only record your e-mail address and other contact details if you complete an online form or send us an e-mail message. This information will only be used to record your stories, and will not be added to a mailing list unless specifically requested. We will not use your personal information for any other purpose. Museum Victoria does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

If you provide us with personal information about someone else, you must tell them about our Website Privacy Statement and ensure that they do not object to their personal information being disclosed to us.

Museum Victoria collects and uses your personal information to operate this project website. For this purpose, Museum Victoria collects:

  • Your name
  • Your e-mail address to validate your profile and potentially send you reminder emails
  • A password to restrict access to your profile
  • It is your choice to provide further information which may identify you or another person.

Museum Victoria stores the above personal information on our systems. Access to this data is security controlled.

We will only send you email messages relevant to this project.

We may not be able to provide the full range of services through the Museum Victoria website if we are not provided with the information outlined above.

Please contact Museum Victoria's Privacy Officer for further information:

Privacy Officer
Museum Victoria
GPO Box 666
Melbourne VIC 3001

or email

1.1.3 Disclosure

We will only disclose your personal information in accordance with this privacy statement, or where we otherwise have your consent or if we are required to do so or are authorised by law.

1.1.4 Access and Correction

You may apply to Museum Victoria to access, correct or update your personal information. Please contact the Privacy Officer for further information: Privacy Officer
Museum Victoria
GPO Box 666
Melbourne VIC 3001

or email

The Freedom of Information request process may be required in order for Museum Victoria to recover the costs of servicing the enquiry. To find out more about this process please refer to Freedom of Information Online, Victoria.

1.1.5 Internet Security

There are risks associated with transmitting information over the internet. We use a number of mechanisms to protect the security and integrity of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as completely secure. While we strive to protect such information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, therefore you do so at your own risk.

If you are concerned about conveying sensitive information to Museum Victoria over the internet, you may prefer to contact us by mail or telephone.

1.1.6 Data Security

Once any personal information comes into our possession, we will take reasonable steps to protect that information from misuse and loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Museum Victoria provides secure information storage systems and procedures for the management of both physical and electronic information. Information will be disposed of in accordance with approved disposal schedules under the Public Records Act 1973.

1.1.8 Web Measurement Service used by Museum Victoria

Pages on the site are coded with Google Analytics software. This software stores a cookie in your browser, which contains a unique identifier, and sends information to Google Analytics. In common with many websites we may also collect information which tells us about visitors to the Museum Victoria website. For example, we may collect information about the date, time and duration of visits, and which pages of the Museum Victoria website are most commonly accessed. We do not and will not marry any data collected by Google Analytics with any personal information. Please refer to Google's Privacy Policy for more information.

1.1.9 Cookies

Cookies are small text files with a unique identifier that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your web browser, which enables the recognition of your preferences and settings. In using these cookies, none of your personal information is retrieved or recorded by Museum Victoria.